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Date:
 28-10-2018
Duration:
 3

SILOS ART TRAIL & TALES

3 DAYS IN October - 28,99,30 – 2018         

Day 1

8.00am We depart Melbourne and make our way down the Western Highway toward Stawell. Our first stop will be at St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong. Here you will enjoy some morning tea & a wine tasting.  Back on board we continue our journey to Stawell for an amazing cooked lunch at “Mack's” restaurant. After lunch, the first Silo we visit today is at Rupanyup, artist, Julia Volchkova. After a few photos we are off to the “Sheep Hills” Silo’s, artist Matt Adnate. The stop timings for each Silo, are based on feedback from passengers.  Continuing our journey, the trail takes us to the iconic structures in “Brim”, artist, Guido Van Helten. This amazing Silo towers over 30 meters high.  Time to put down our cameras for the day as we head to our accommodation. Tonight, you will be dining on site at your accommodation in Horsham.

Day 2

 After a lovely buffet breakfast, we will be departing at 8:30am for our trip to Patchewollock. This giant mural was painted by artist, Fintan Magee. On our departure from Patchewollock, here your driver will set up for a cuppa and morning tea. Back on board we head to Lascelles Silo, artist, Tyrone Wright. Your driver will make a brief drive by through some local art work in the area before heading to Hopetoun community Hotel for a lovely cooked lunch. Back on board we make our way to Rosebery, to view the latest Silo in this region – a work only just completed in late 2017. Now we are off to Sea Lake and Lake Tyrrell “pink lakes”, for some more amazing unique views. Back on board we head to our accommodation for this evening in Swan Hill before we head a very short distance to dinner at the local RSL restaurant “The Three Arms” in Swan Hill, for some more amazing food.

 Day 3

After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts, as we head into Boort. On arrival in Boort we will make our way to Simply Tomatoes, here you will be spoilt with tastes to remember.  Includes a morning tea to enjoy.  After this its off to the Simply Amazing – John Picollis Spanner Man. Displayed in John and Sonia Piccoli’s country garden are over 25 unique life sizes and larger than life sculptures, including an iconic shearer, a family of deer, a pair of fighting stallions, a Mallee bull, intricate garden seats and many more. John makes the sculptures by welding together antique through to modern day spanners. Now we make our way to “The Logan Pub in the Scrub” for an old-fashioned pub lunch. The Logan pub is situated by the crossroads in the bush, the pub is the only building in the area and is a little gem of a place.  Hear the local news from “Keith the publican” who I am sure will have some entertaining stories for all. After lunch, we are homeward bound, stopping for refreshments en-route.

TOUR COST:

 $425.00   P/P—Based on T/ Share or Double -  Single Room -Extra $120.00 

 INCLUDES:   Coach travel, morning teas, accommodation, 2 Breakfasts,

3 cooked lunches, 2 cooked dinners, all attractions, tours, entry fees as listed itinerary

Date:
 18-11-2018
Duration:
 3

November 18th 19th 20th 2018

DAY 1: Sunday 18th

Departing home this morning we make our way to Nagambie where we board the Goulburn Explorer for our cruise and morning tea. We will take a visit to Mitchelton winery & the Ministry of Chocolate. – one of Australia’s most beautiful and historic wineries. We will be enjoying lunch today at the Nagambie Rowing Club on the Shores of Lake Nagambie, before re-joining our coach to Wangaratta. This will be home for the next 2 nights.

DAY 2: Monday 19th  

After breakfast, we board the coach and head to Benalla.  On arrival we are joined on the coach by a local expert for a tour of the city’s famous street art - artists from around the world were brought together to paint murals on bare walls, some over three stories high. Just up the road is Glenrowan, scene of the Kelly Gang’s last stand. We’ll visit Kate’s Cottage (named after Ned's sister) and witness the events that led to the capture of the Kelly Gang at Kelly Land at the Glenrowan Tourist Centre. With lunch at the local hotel. After lunch we make our way to the most talked about Art in the region, The Painted Silos. This afternoon we’re off to do a little silo spotting of our own. Not far from Benalla is our first silo - the Goorambat Silo – a Barking Owl, which is critically endangered. In Devenish, see Cam Scale’s artwork representing the changing role of women in the military – a First World War nurse and a modern-day combat medic. Finally, Tungamah to see a celebration of the brolgas and a kookaburra. The Tungamah silo is a privately-owned silo of the Cooper family and the Artist from Broome Sobrane.  Each silo has a different artist and a different story!

DAY 3: Tuesday 20th

This morning we head to the Winton Wetlands.  The hundreds of Indigenous scar trees and tool scatters throughout the site indicate its importance to Indigenous people who called it 'Mokoan". Recorded history tells us that at times, many hundreds of Aboriginal people met at this site. The mid-19th century saw the enforced removal of its Indigenous owners, establishment of the huge "Mokoan Squatters Run" and then it's division into smaller farms. The site is home to a number of birds of prey which are attracted by the many small birds, reptiles and mammals that inhabit the area. These include the White-bellied Sea Eagles, Wedge-tailed Eagles, Spotted Harriers and Peregrine Falcons. Kits, Waterfowl and Kestrels are also common, as are well-known birds like ducks and Cormorants. The site is also home to many snakes and other reptiles including Goannas, Beared Dragons, Bluetongue Lizards and smaller Skinks During our tour around this amazing area we will stop at the Mokan Hub & café for a cooked lunch.  The café using local ingredients and is sure to impress.

The landscape art at Winton Wetlands helps visitors understand the site and connect with the stories. Artist interpretations of the site enhance the experience, whether the add color and a sense of whimsy like the fish painting on Boggy Bridge Road by local artist Tin Bowtell or deal with more serious subject matter like the three magnificent portraits of local Country Fire Authority (CFA volunteers) on the tank at the corner of Winton North and Boggy Bridge Road) artist, Guido Van Helten. Water Gallery at Ashmeads swamp.  Other pieces include the Hilda Bain portrait and the Gallery Kaiela Turtle sculpture at the Lunette. The Winton Wetlands Reserve is 8,750Ha that comprises 3,800Ha of wetlands surrounded by predominantly river red gum and grassy box woodlands and grazing land. During

COST: $399.00 p/person - Tw/share or Double based on 35 or more passengers

Single Room Extra for 2 nights $ 150.00 per person

PRICE INCLUDES: Coach Travel, 2Nights’ Accommodation, 2 cooked buffet breakfasts,

 2 x 2 course Dinners, entry fees as per itinerary – 2 Lunches

DOES NOT INCLUDE: Morning & afternoon teas not stipulated, 1 Lunch

 

 

 

 

Date:
 26-02-2019
Duration:
 3

SILOS ART TRAIL & TALES

3 DAYS IN October - 28,99,30 – 2018         

Day 1

8.00am We depart Melbourne and make our way down the Western Highway toward Stawell. Our first stop will be at St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong. Here you will enjoy some morning tea & a wine tasting.  Back on board we continue our journey to Stawell for an amazing cooked lunch at “Mack's” restaurant. After lunch, the first Silo we visit today is at Rupanyup, artist, Julia Volchkova. After a few photos we are off to the “Sheep Hills” Silo’s, artist Matt Adnate. The stop timings for each Silo, are based on feedback from passengers.  Continuing our journey, the trail takes us to the iconic structures in “Brim”, artist, Guido Van Helten. This amazing Silo towers over 30 meters high.  Time to put down our cameras for the day as we head to our accommodation. Tonight, you will be dining on site at your accommodation in Horsham.

Day 2

 After a lovely buffet breakfast, we will be departing at 8:30am for our trip to Patchewollock. This giant mural was painted by artist, Fintan Magee. On our departure from Patchewollock, here your driver will set up for a cuppa and morning tea. Back on board we head to Lascelles Silo, artist, Tyrone Wright. Your driver will make a brief drive by through some local art work in the area before heading to Hopetoun community Hotel for a lovely cooked lunch. Back on board we make our way to Rosebery, to view the latest Silo in this region – a work only just completed in late 2017. Now we are off to Sea Lake and Lake Tyrrell “pink lakes”, for some more amazing unique views. Back on board we head to our accommodation for this evening in Swan Hill before we head a very short distance to dinner at the local RSL restaurant “The Three Arms” in Swan Hill, for some more amazing food.

 Day 3

After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts, as we head into Boort. On arrival in Boort we will make our way to Simply Tomatoes, here you will be spoilt with tastes to remember.  Includes a morning tea to enjoy.  After this its off to the Simply Amazing – John Picollis Spanner Man. Displayed in John and Sonia Piccoli’s country garden are over 25 unique life sizes and larger than life sculptures, including an iconic shearer, a family of deer, a pair of fighting stallions, a Mallee bull, intricate garden seats and many more. John makes the sculptures by welding together antique through to modern day spanners. Now we make our way to “The Logan Pub in the Scrub” for an old-fashioned pub lunch. The Logan pub is situated by the crossroads in the bush, the pub is the only building in the area and is a little gem of a place.  Hear the local news from “Keith the publican” who I am sure will have some entertaining stories for all. After lunch, we are homeward bound, stopping for refreshments en-route.

TOUR COST:

 $425.00   P/P—Based on T/ Share or Double -  Single Room -Extra $120.00 

 INCLUDES:   Coach travel, morning teas, accommodation, 2 Breakfasts,

3 cooked lunches, 2 cooked dinners, all attractions, tours, entry fees as listed itinerary

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